Release Number 8888-24

Chairman Behnam Announces Agenda for April 11 Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting in Overland Park, KS

April 05, 2024

— Chairman Rostin Behnam, sponsor of the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC), today provided further insight on planned discussion topics for the upcoming AAC meeting. The public meeting will be held on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CDT) at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, KS. Members of the public will also have the option to attend virtually.

“Ongoing climate and geo-political issues affecting our nation’s farmers and ranchers underscore the importance of access to capital as well as tools for hedging, financing, and managing their risk,” said Chairman Behnam. “The AAC’s upcoming meeting will explore two critical topics—agricultural lending and the growth of options in agricultural markets—that support the needs of the agricultural community.”

See agenda here.


Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting



Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
6100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS


*Virtual instructions below



Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (CDT)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Viewing/Listening Instructions: Members of the public may listen to a live, audio-only feed via conference call using toll or toll-free numbers provided below. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation, if applicable. People requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should contact Swati Shah ([email protected]).

Materials presented at the meeting, if any, will be made available on


Domestic Toll-Free:


Domestic Toll:


833-568-8864 or 833-435-1820

1-669-254-5252 or 1-646-964 1167 or

1-646-828-7666 or 1-669-216-1590 or

1-415-449-4000 or 1-551-285-1373


International Numbers:

International Numbers


Webinar ID:



160 831 3224



Public Comments

Members of the public may submit comments in connection with the meeting, identified by “AAC,” by April 18, 2024. Follow the instructions for submitting public comments through the Comments Online process. If you are unable to submit comments online, contact Swati Shah ([email protected]) to discuss alternate means to submit comments. Statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other AAC priorities. For agenda updates and more information about this advisory committee, including its members, visit AAC.

There are five active Advisory Committees overseen by the CFTC. They were created to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a variety of regulatory and market issues that affect the integrity and competitiveness of U.S. markets. These committees facilitate communication between the Commission and market participants, other regulators, and academics. The views, opinions, and information expressed by the Advisory Committees are solely those of the respective Advisory Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission, its staff, or the U.S. government.